One extraordinary evening of writers paired and aligned yet distinct and singular is followed by one possibly even more extraordinary. In having Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky over here for this first visit from the British Columbia islands north and west of here, we will only be able to scratch the surface, in one mere evening, of distinguished, award-winning bodies of work that include poetry, essay, myth, translation, philosophy, typography, and more. With both writers, we are talking re-arranging the mental furniture. You see, you imagine differently after reading these books. With Robert Bringhurst, it is the US publication of two recent essay collections—The Tree of Meaning: Language, Mind and Ecology and Everywhere Being is Dancing: Twenty Pieces of Thinking (both from Counterpoint Press) that helps occasion this long-anticipated visit. These two books, along with recent works such as the essay The Solid Form of Language and A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World, have stirred, informed, provoked, and engaged readers at a deep level as few other writing today. No less an honor to have here tonight is poet-philosopher-musician Jan Zwicky. A professor of philosophy at the University of Victoria, she has received Canada's prestigious Governor General's Award for her poetry collection, Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, and been a Governor General's Award finalist for another book of poetry, Robinson's Crossing, and her most recent philosophic work, the beautiful (in all ways) Wisdom & Metaphor (Gaspereau Press). Her most recent book of poems is Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences (Gaspereau). A pleasure and honor it will be to have Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky here—individually and collectively—this evening, one not to be missed. (KingRat)
The Elements of Typographic Style 1,658 copies, 16 reviews
The Raven Steals the Light 181 copies, 7 reviews
Everywhere Being is Dancing: Twenty Pieces of Thinking 49 copies, 4 reviews
The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada (Atkins Library) 28 copies, 1 review
Selected Poems 24 copies
Solitary Raven: The Essential Writings of Bill Reid (Editor) 23 copies, 1 review
Pieces of Map, Pieces of Music 14 copies
What Is Reading For? 14 copies
How it Goes: A Convocation Address 2 copies
Shovels, shoes, and the slow rotation of letters: A feuilleton in honour… 2 copies, 1 review
Tzuhalem's Mountain 2 copies
Στοιχεία της… 1 copy
Bergschrund 1 copy
The Old and their Knowing 1 copy
The Stonecutter's Horses 1 copy
The Shipwright's Log 1 copy
The Typographic Mind 1 copy
Eight Objects 1 copy
The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design (Editor, some editions) 158 copies
Nine Visits to the Mythworld: Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas (Masterworks of… (Translator, some editions) 55 copies
Being in Being : The Collected Works of a Master Haida Mythteller (Skaay… (Translator, some editions) 31 copies
Night: A Literary Companion (Contributor) 6 copies
Parenthesis 17 (Autumn 2009) (Contributor) 1 copy
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